So two years after my initial iPhone purchase, the time has come for me to finally upgrade and go with the newer and improved iPhone. I must first admit, after the initial releasing of the iPhone, I wasn’t all that impressed with some of the initial features or specifications, such as its design/look or the memory/storage sizes. Leading up to the release of the new iPhone, I had read articles and even seen what were to be thought to be prototypes for the new phone that were really interesting and were kind of a change from what the past generations had looked like.
Not that the design and feel of it now isn’t impressive, I had just thought they might go in a different or more abstract design for the actual phone itself. However, after investigating more in-depth about what the new iPhone 4s had to offer, the design/look became a ‘non-factor’ to me. Just from what I have read and reviewed on Apples website, the new iPhone 4s is quite impressive with what features and technical abilities it is able to do.
What caught my eye
One feature that seems really neat to me is the video calls or otherwise known as ‘Face Time’. I feel this could be a really neat way to communicate with your friends and family that you are far away from and not always able to see in person. I feel that the potential for this feature is amazing and can really take off, however not everyone has an iPhone and this feature is only limited to those who have the newer iPhones and iPods.
Another amazing thing to me was how slim they were able to make the new iPhone 4s. My previous 3GS was 4.76 ounces and was 12.3mm (thin) by 62.1mm (narrow), the new 4s is slightly heavier at 4.9 ounces, but cuts down in other dimensions by being 9.3mm (depth) and 58.6mm (width). I truly don’t think the .05 ounces are really going to make that much of a difference.
So with the actual physical release of the new iPhone 4s rapidly approaching, I feel that it is safe to say that the rush is going to be just as big as past generations of the iPhone, if not more intense than previous models before. I will upgrade to this new version of the iPhone, but I think I am going to do the ‘safer’ thing and wait a little while and let the big rush make its way through and then make the purchase, that way it is much less hectic and less busy.
Initially from what I have read and seen through video and pictures, I am very impressed and very much set on upgrading and buying the new 4s. The true test and true review will be once I buy the phone, we will see how I like it then.